New Years’ Eve is the perfect night to wear a statement eye, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of time (unless you want to) achieving an eye-catching look.
We know how much you have on your plate during the holidays, so we put together three 3-step eye makeup looks to suit your personal style.
A dazzling twist on a classic look:
- Sweep a cream eyeshadow in silver or gold (like MAC Paint Pot in Indianwood) over the lower lid and up into the crease with your shading brush and blend out the edges with your deluxe crease brush.
- Choose a glitter shadow in silver or gold (like Makeupforever Glitters) and press over the cream shadow with your shading brush.
- Pull the look together with a black winged-out liner—sketch a thin line over the roots of lashes with the blackest black liner you can find (like MAC Liquidlast Liner), then build up the line and add the flick.
Check out the Lady Gaga Tutorial video to see how to create a similar look.
Swap out your neutral eyeliner for color that pops your eyes:
- Apply a matte nude eyeshadow over the eyelid with your base shadow brush.
- Pick an eyeliner pencil in a vibrant blue, green or purple (like Makeup Forever XL Eye Pencil) and work along the upper and lower lash lines . Grab your Blend + Blur shadow brush and use short back and forth strokes without picking up the brush to “smudge” pigment into the roots of the lashes and up into the nude eye shadow.
- Repeat step 2 to build the color intensity and finish with several coats of mascara.
Take a look at Sam’s Iridescent Holiday Look Tutorial to fine-tune your technical skills.
One color goes a long way:
- Sweep a dark gray eyeshadow stick (like Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Smoke) over the upper lash line, then blend up toward the crease with your 203 tapered shadow brush. Repeat process to build up the pigment.
- Press on two dots of pigment on the outer corner of the lower lash line, then work into the roots of lashes with your Blend + Blur shadow brush pulling pigment gradually inward for a soft fade.
- For extra definition, apply a black gel liner over the lash line with your eyeliner brush and blend out the top edge into the gray shadow with your pointed crease brush.
Need more application details? Watch Nics’s Frosted Holiday Tutorial.